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German-speaking PostgreSQL Conference 2015

PGConf.de 2015 is the sequel of the highly successful German-speaking PostgreSQL Conferences 2011 and 2013. Due to space limitations in the old location, we are moving to Hamburg. The conference takes place on Friday, November 27th. We also add a day with trainings on the 26th.

http://2015.pgconf.de/

Registration for the conference will be possible well in advance. Tickets must be purchased online. For sponsors, we have put together a package that includes among other things, a number of discounted ticket. More in the Call for Sponsors in a separate announcement.

German-speaking PostgreSQL Conference 2013 (towels inside)

Yesterday (Friday) we ran the German-speaking PostgreSQL Conference 2013. Once again (like 2011) it took place at the Rheinisches Industriemuseum in Oberhausen, followed today and tomorrow by the OpenRheinRuhr Open Source conference and exhibition. And like 2011 we had a "full house", this year we had to close the registration even earlier than last year. Unfortunately the museum has a limited amount of seats, which somewhat limits us here. In the end, we had 105 attendees.

We had 22 talks (including keynote) by 23 22 speakers, where 5 speakers are not from DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland). That is a great success too.

I think it's almost time to start thinking about the 2014 edition of pgconf.de.


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Call for Papers for PGConf.DE 2013

PGConf.DE 2013 is the sequel of the German Speaking PostgreSQL Conference in 2011. This year's PGConf.DE will be held on November 8th in the Rheinischen Industriemuseum in Oberhausen, followed by the OpenRheinRuhr at the same venue.

Topics for PostgreSQL Users, Developers, Contributors and Desicion Makers will be covered. For more information about the conference, please visit the website at:

http://2013.pgconf.de/.

We are now accepting proposals for talks. Please note that we are looking for talks in English and German.
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Call for Sponsors: German-speaking PostgreSQL Conference 2013

The German-speaking PostgreSQL Conference 2013 is an excellent way for businesses to reach users and developers, or to give something back to the community. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, we have put together several options for you:

http://2013.pgconf.de/cfs

The offers for Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsorship are described on the website. Please contact us if you are interested in other forms of sponsorship.

Announcement: German-speaking PostgreSQL Conference 2013

PGConf.DE 2013 is the sequel of the highly successful German-speaking PostgreSQL Conference 2011. We maintain the proven concept: November 8th, 2013, the Rhineland Industrial Museum in Oberhausen.

http://2013.pgconf.de/

The call for papers will open in a few days. Registration for the conference will be possible well in advance. Tickets may be purchased online in advance as well as at the entrance. Due to limited capacity, early booking is advisable. For sponsors, we have put together a package that includes among other things, a number of discounted ticket. More in the Call for Sponsors in a separate announcement.


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Chemnitz Linux Days 2013

"Chemnitz Linux Days" is one of the main Open Source and Linux conferences in Germany, for the 15th consecutive year now. And personally it's one of my favourite conferences.

Based on experience from the past two years I decided not to have a booth, but nevertheless submitted two talks. One was accepted: "Replication with PostgreSQL" (slides and script here). On the laptop keyboard&mouse: Andreas Kretschmer. On the microphone: me. It was the first talk in the morning, but the room was full with visitors. We got nice feedback about the talk as well and had to continue discussions outside of the room, when the next talk started.

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Replikation mit PostgreSQL - Vortrag auf den Chemnitzer Linuxtagen 2013

Die Folien für den Vortrag "Replikation mit PostgreSQL", den Andreas Kretschmer und ich auf den Chemnitzer Linuxtagen 2013 gehalten haben, sind jetzt online:

Replikation mit PostgreSQL

Ein Link auf das Build Skript zum Nachvollziehen der Demo ist hier:

Demo Skript

Viel Spaß damit.

German-Speaking PostgreSQL Conference 2011 - A résumé

The German-Speaking PostgreSQL Conference 2011 is over!

It was a very good event and the response was much greater than expected. Thanks to all who have come to Oberhausen - despite the start of the carnival at the same day. Honestly, I had 50 visitors set as the limit to declare the event a success for myself. Two days before the conference we had to close the registry because the planned capacity at that time were already almost fully utilized. At this time, we had almost 90 registrations - including walk-ins we certainly topped the 100.


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German-speaking PostgreSQL Conference - Last chance for registration

The German-Speaking PostgreSQL Conference takes place on November 11th in Oberhausen, Germany. Last chance for your registration!

We are happy to announce Astrid Emde as Keynote Speaker, she will talk about the PostGIS project, one of the main influences to PostgreSQL.

Please note, that your ticket is also valid for the OpenRheinRuhr which takes place at the same location over the weekend.

See you next week in Oberhausen.

Taverne Sirtaki in Siegburg

Nach dem die FrOSCon zu Ende war, blieb noch das Problem des Abendessens. Schließlich stand für die meisten aus dem PostgreSQL Team noch eine längere Heimreise an. Das Problem wurde wie üblich dadurch gelöst, das ein Restaurant in der Nähe ausgesucht wurde.

Diesmal fiel die Wahl auf die Taverne Sirtaki in Siegburg - zufälligerweise nur ein paar Häuser weiter von dem Steakhaus, das wir am Abend zuvor besucht hatten. Eine Reservierung war telefonisch auch schnell erledigt, so das wir zu sechst gegen 19 Uhr hungrig dort ankamen.

Die erste Ernüchterung folgte, als die Kellnerin meinte, das gerade kein Gyrosspieß mehr im Grill wäre - es würde ca. 15 Minuten dauern. Die zweite Ernüchterung folgte, als wir nach ca. einer Stunde so langsam sämtliche Vorspeisen verzehrt hatten und immer noch auf das eigentliche Essen warten mussten. Die Personen am Nachbartisch kamen einige Zeit nach uns an, hatten ihr Gyros jedoch einige Zeit vor uns.

Alles in allem war das Essen sehr trocken, Soßen oder ähnliches wurde nicht serviert und nachträglich bestellen würde noch länger dauern.

Zu allem Überfluß kamen wir dann gegen 21 Uhr aus dem Restaurant - viel später als eigentlich vorgesehen. In diesem kleinen Kaff dieser kleinen Stadt Siegburg machen dann auch die Eis-Cafes schon um diese Zeit zu, so das ich ohne vernünftigen Nachtisch heim fahren musste.